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6.0 Earthquake just hit off the coast of Oregon

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posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 10:42 PM
reply to post by quedup

Here's your video, don't know who he is but here it is:

edit on 14-2-2012 by WhoDat09 because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 10:44 PM
reply to post by Mattodlum

MG TNT Joule

0.0 15 g 63 kJ
0.2 30 g 130 kJ Large hand grenade
0.5 85 g 360 kJ
1.0 480 g 2.0 MJ Small construction site blast
1.5 2.7 kg 11 MJ
2.0 15 kg 63 MJ
2.5 85 kg 360 MJ
3.0 480 kg 2.0 GJ
3.5 2.7 metric tons 11 GJ PEPCON fuel plant explosion, 1988
3.87 9.5 metric tons 40 GJ Explosion at Chernobyl nuclear power plant, 1986
3.91 11 metric tons 46 GJ Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb
4.0 15 metric tons 63 GJ
4.3 43 metric tons 180 GJ Kent Earthquake (Britain), 2007
4.5 85 metric tons 360 GJ Tajikistan earthquake, 2006
5.0 480 metric tons 2.0 TJ Lincolnshire earthquake (UK), 2008
5.5 2.7 kilotons 11 TJ Little Skull Mtn. earthquake (Nevada, USA), 1992
5.6 3.8 kilotons 16 TJ Newcastle Earthquake Australia, 1989
6.0 15 kilotons 63 TJ Double Spring Flat earthquake (Nevada, USA), 1994
6.3 43 kilotons 180 TJ MW Rhodes earthquake (Greece), 2008
6.4 60 kilotons 250 TJ Kaohsiung earthquake (Taiwan), 2010
6.5 85 kilotons 360 TJ MS Caracas earthquake (Venezuela), 1967
6.6 120 kilotons 500 TJ MW San Fernando earthquake (California, USA), 1971
6.7 170 kilotons 710 TJ MW Northridge earthquake (California, USA), 1994
6.8 240 kilotons 1.0 PJ MW Nisqually earthquake (Anderson Island, WA), 2001
6.9 340 kilotons 1.4 PJ MW San Francisco Bay Area earthquake (California, USA), 1989
7.0 480 kilotons 2.0 PJ MW Java earthquake (Indonesia), 2009
7.1 680 kilotons 2.8 PJ MW Messina earthquake (Italy), 1908
7.2 950 kilotons 4.0 PJ Vrancea earthquake (Romania), 1977
7.5 2.7 megatons 11 PJ MW Kashmir earthquake (Pakistan), 2005
7.6 3.8 megatons 16 PJ MW Gujarat earthquake (India), 2001
7.7 5.4 megatons 22 PJ MW Sumatra earthquake (Indonesia), 2010
7.8 7.6 megatons 32 PJ MW Tangshan earthquake (China), 1976
7.9 10-15 megatons 42-63 PJ Tunguska event
8.0 15 megatons 63 PJ MS Mino-Owari earthquake (Japan), 1891
8.1 21 megatons 89 PJ México City earthquake (Mexico), 1985
8.35 50 megatons 210 PJ Tsar Bomba - Largest thermonuclear weapon ever tested
8.5 85 megatons 360 PJ MW Sumatra earthquake (Indonesia), 2007
8.7 170 megatons 710 PJ MW Sumatra earthquake (Indonesia), 2005
8.75 200 megatons 840 PJ Krakatoa 1883
8.8 240 megatons. 1.0 EJ MW Chile earthquake, 2010,
9.0 480 megatons 2.0 EJ MW Lisbon earthquake (Portugal), All Saints Day, 1755
9.15 800 megatons 3.3 EJ Toba eruption 75,000 years ago; among the largest known volcanic events.[23]
9.2 950 megatons 4.0 EJ MW Anchorage earthquake (Alaska, USA), 1964
9.5 2.7 gigatons 11 EJ MW Valdivia earthquake (Chile), 1960
10.0 15 gigatons 63 EJ Never recorded
12.55 100 teratons 420 ZJ Yucatán Peninsula impact (creating Chicxulub crater) 65 Ma ago
32 1.5×1043 tons 6.3×1052 J

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posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 10:49 PM
reply to post by Hellas

Thanks for this, I really think its cool and gives me a better perspective on the magnitude.

posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 10:50 PM
reply to post by WhoDat09

Thanks Mate! (Who Did Dad lol)

I like to follow him - he has quite a following and at least he keeps a close watch on things - get's of his butt too and goes out taking radiation reading etc.,

posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 10:51 PM
reply to post by Mattodlum

Thanks for the heads up on this. I just walked in from night school a bit ago and caught this as the #1 on New Topics as I loaded the site. My wife called her Grandmother out near Portland and apparently, she didn't feel a thing. I don't mention that to make light of a 6.0. I don't see anything light hearted about it. That is BAD BAD country for big Earthquakes. Too many Volcanoes and VERY BIG ones at that.

At least for this one though, it seems the major population center at Portland was largely uneffected.
I'm thankful for the small favors if that is what we get.

posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 11:05 PM

Originally posted by gwynnhwyfar
reply to post by Mattodlum

I can see it in Mappity Quakes. Any damage on land? I hope not!

Here is a handy link so you can check on earthquakes around globe, sorry if all ready posted

posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 11:08 PM
There was also a 4.2 off of Vancouver Island, BC at 2:54 PM today (Feb 14th). I have an App on my iPhone that alerts me to any earthquake above 4.0 within 500 miles of me (Puget Sound area). This plate has been calm for a rather long time and we didn't get all of these mountain ranges by the plates being calm. It's likely nothing. But it's something worth watching.

posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 11:28 PM
I wish Washington DC would fall off into the ocean. That would really solve a lot of our problems.

posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 11:35 PM

Originally posted by mrnotobc
I wish Washington DC would fall off into the ocean. That would really solve a lot of our problems.

You got some issues there...

posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 11:42 PM

Originally posted by 4KAAN

BRING IT! I don't care if I have to die in the process, S has to HTF sooner or f'in later.

I used to feel the same way... then I had kids.

posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 11:45 PM
A vey good and informed conversation going on in Quakewatch 2012 beginning with this post by zworld and continuing on.

This is a disturbing quake in that t is stronger than on previously in the area.

The Cascadia Seismic Zone is known to produce earthquakes on a scale similar to that of the Great Tohoku Earthquake of 2011, and something of equivalent magnitude is possible in this region.

Not saying that this increases the likelyhood, but it should serve as a wakeup call that somethig catastrophic could occurs in that area.

In fact, I would highly suggest this post by Puterman, in which he examine why he think he CSZ is due for a mega-thrust event.

posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 12:04 AM
3 earthquakes in a few days, sounds like the beginning of something bigger

posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 12:10 AM
reply to post by jadedANDcynical

I'm also learning so much in this thread West Coast USA - Pay attention!. I'd like to have less jumping around these threads that all contain great information on the same area of discussion...perhaps jump to putermans and trueamerican's threads...I'm getting dizzy from thread jumping

posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 12:13 AM
I absolutely believe all inhabitants of Earth have contributed to these global catastrophes.The melting of the ice caps have dispersed more volume of water throughout the globe putting more pressure on the already struggling plates along the coast.This along with many atmospheric changes on our globe will create "natural disaster."Nothing new for old Mother Earth who is consistently changing its terrain, swallowing up ancient cities and creating new lands for fresh start.We will enter a period where innovative ideas will arise and new heroes born.

posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 12:26 AM
reply to post by WhoDat09

as you can see there is a lot more than just a 5.0 recently, there have been an ongoing rise in earthquakes on the planet and this is just for a fraction of time... take a minute to watch this...

as you can see that area, and all the major fault lines have had a huge amount of earthquakes, by the time the video is over you will clearly see the outlines of all the fault lines.
This is a concern for many people, and this is not just a single concern for that area, If there was to be a catastrophic event in that area, its quite possible that a chain reaction of events would take place.
A chain reaction not just involving the tectonic plates but volcanoes and other catastrophic events as well.
As we are most aware of, Yellowstone National park is not far from the coast there, well literally it is hundreds of miles but in an event like this having a super-volcano even that far away is dangerous business...
The Yellowstone national park area has also had a vast raise in activity, grounds are rising, and even scientists are taking notice that once believed that it was nothing to worry about. Ill add a breif clip of the worst case scenereo for JUST a chain reaction that led to Yellowstone... Which if something that large happens could be a possibility.

Yellowstone Curiosity

and if that interests you theres more on youtube im sure. But Just thought id pop in to leave this info for your post, S&F

No i dont know everything and anyone feel free to disagree, this is just my thoughts on what would happen if that big event did happen.... you really never know

more recent, today and yesterday earthquake detailed info off RSOE database

edit on 15-2-2012 by N3v3rmor3 because: added more proof of recent activity sorry!

posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 12:27 AM
a man who knows his stuff on earthquakes told me he reviewed the graphs of this earthquake and found it has NO piezo waves and this is only possible with an explosion,

any geophysical quake DOES have piezo waves

anyone able to confirm?

posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 12:31 AM

Originally posted by Mattodlum

Please no one make fun of me because its only a 6.0....

dang, well there went my reply

posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 01:05 AM

This together with yesterday's 5.6 make for a HUGE expectation for a Major earthquake in this area very soon.

The Mendocino Triple Junction is the area where the San Andreas fault (North to South through California) meets with the subduction zone for the Juan de Fuca plate.

What does that mean?
It means that the plate off the coast of Oregon is always moving East, down and under the North American plate. While, in the precise location, the northward moving San Andreas fault pushes the Western coastal portion of Cali north. This creates a HUGE amount of pressure in the area which is why experts have expected a major quake here and say we're actually behind schedule by 10+ years.

I can say with very high probability that we should expect a "Major" or larger quake (7+) within a few days just south of todays quake. See map below, where the red arrow is.


edit on 15-2-2012 by Thermo Klein because: added a picture

posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 01:44 AM
Has anyone added this to TA's thread yet?

I can not wait to see his take on this and how it measures up with what he projected. It is kind of exciting watching TA's "prediction" coming true, but if his "prediction" is true it will also be a very sad time indeed.

posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 01:47 AM
i have bein watching the usgs for the last couple of years and have noticed things sturing up a bit in california , especialy aroung the long valley caldera , and crystal lake valcano whats ganna happen

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